Twenty-eight percent of Republicans believe President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States, and 30 percent are "not sure," according to this poll.
But before liberals begin to smirk, here's a poll from 2007, in which 35 percent of Democrats said that President Bush knew in advance about the 9/11 attacks, and 26 percent were not sure.
Although many on the Left are happily running around trumpeting statistics that show many Republicans are being taken in by birtherism, many on the Left were more than willing to believe that Bush and his administration were behind the attacks of 9/11.
Now, I don't believe that Obama was born anywhere other than Hawaii and it's highly improbable that Obama was not a naturally born citizen of the US. That said, there is something on the birth certificate that he doesn't want disclosed which only serves to feed those who believe in birtherism. Obama could have authorized its release but has decided against it for now. Yes birtherism is silly and will likely do nothing but harm to a cause that needs to focus more on repelling Obama's leftist legislative assault than on trying to prove an infant Obama was being shuttled across the globe.
Update: Realized I didn't finish my thought! Yes, it's silly but Obama could put all of this to rest by releasing the long-form birth certificate. Bush, on the other hand, couldn't prove that he didn't attach C4 the load bearing columns of WTC buildings 1-7.